CS researchers crack GSM encryption

CS researchers crack GSM encryptionProf. Eli Biham, doctoral student Elad Barkan and Nathan Keller, have succeeded in cracking the popular GSM cellular phone network encryption code. The researchers presented their findings at the recent Crypto Conference in Santa Barbara, California. The findings were greeted with excitement and widespread interest on the part of the 450 conference participants, many of whom are world leaders in encryption research and encryption industry. The discovery received significant attention in the Israeli media including an item in the TV news, and items in all major newspapers including Yediot Aharonot, Haaretz, Maariv, Globes, Reuters and NY Times Online.

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